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Excited for Education

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MWD has been holding its Kindergarten Roundup this week. Incoming kindergartner Delilah is excited to be starting at Downing on the Fall!

Aristotle Louis is a third-grade student at Davison Avenue Intermediate School.

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He has shown great improvement over the year and has been working very hard. Aristotle is a positive role model to his classmates.

Students Honored

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At its April 10 meeting, the Board of Education and administration honored several exceptional students. Congratulations to two students from HTH Middle School who placed second at a recent competition and an MHS student who placed first in an art contest and will have her work displayed on the E-school landing page.

Honors Choir

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Five student-musicians in the Malverne High School Select Choir were accepted into the 2018 ACDA Women's Composer Repertoire Honor Choir. The group recently performed in Pittsburgh, PA with hundreds of other voices from all over the East Coast. Students were chosen based on a recorded audition. This is the first time the district has had five students selected to this prestigious ensemble. Congratulations to: Messiah Bright, Jonathan Hernandez, Brandon Joseph, Jared Motley and Malachi Thomas.

Raffle Donation

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During a recent raffle fundraiser, Davison Avenue Intermediate School’s Special Forces raised a total of $360 for the Ronald McDonald House. Under the guidance of Mrs. Martine Laventure, the group will be going to the Ronald McDonald House to present the donation and participate in their Little Hands Helping Little Hands Bakers Program. Members of the Special Forces are pictured with raffle winner, fifth-grader Aalyah Mercado.

Second-Place at LISEF

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Twenty-four students from the eighth-grade Science Research Program at Howard T. Herber competed at the Broadcom Masters Middle School Competition at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, commonly known as LISEF. Ten projects from Herber were entered into the competition, the maximum allowed. Out of 159 projects from middle schools across the island, Malverne’s Elizabeth Cardenas and Madison Jessen took second place with their project entitled “The Efficacy of Different Super Glues.” This is the first time that students from Howard T. Herber have placed second in the competition.

March Recognition

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As part of its March 20 meeting, the Board of Education recognized several groups of successful students. Honored at the meeting were: Class of 2018’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian, Scholar-Athlete teams, the Boys Varsity Basketball team, All-County Musicians, All-Eastern Musicians and All-County Artists. Congratulations to all who were honored.

Promoting Awareness

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On March 15th, teachers from our special education department were invited to sit on the Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation (DSAF) Discussion Panel. The topic of discussion was how we support our students with Down Syndrome both academically and socially within our schools. Audience members included educators, parents, and administrators from across Long Island. Ms. Ashley Sirabella, Mr. Andrew Biscardi, and Ms. Olivia Czavar proudly shared how each educational plan is unique and how we make sure that every child gets what they need in Malverne. Special education director, Mrs. Meredyth Martini and Davison Avenue Principal, Ms. Rachel Gross were also in attendance. On March 21st, the district will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy socks to promote awareness and inclusivity. Check out the video link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=1s&v=CmsSSNEcLBQ

Track Star

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Congratulations to Hope Matthews on receiving her All-Conference Track and Field Award in the 55-meters at the Nassau County Coaches Association Dinner.

Dynamic Rockers

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Students at Davison Avenue were treated to an interactive anti-bullying assembly featuring the Dynamic Rockers. Through hip-hop and break dancing, the Rockers sent a message of inclusivity, kindness and standing up for what is right. Students submitted questions and engaged in a discussion about bullying after the mesmerizing performances.

eSchool Artist

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Congratulations to Victoria Matheos, a student at Malverne High School who was the first-place winner in the fourth annual eSchoolData Login Page Art Contest. Her piece was chosen out of more than six dozen entries across the Nassau County region. Contestants were required to submit works of art that focused on a specific theme relative to current educational topics. This year’s theme was Art in STEM, and challenged students to illustrate how Art is integral to the STEM subjects: how the principles and aesthetics of Art are incorporated into and reflected in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Victoria’s work will appear as the background image on the eSchoolData login page (https://esd.eschooldata.com/Login.aspx), and the eSD Parent Portal and Student Portal login pages, with the release of version 5.8 in Spring 2018, until version 5.9 is released. Congratulations also to Maura Savas-Minor, Victoria’s art teacher at Malverne High School.

Donations to Save 300 Lives

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Malverne High School’s Community Service Club hosted a blood drive which garnered 42 pints of blood, helping to save more than 120 lives. In November, 47 pints were collected in a drive, for a total of 89 pints this year helping to save close to 300 lives. Most donated blood stays local, but in extreme emergency situations blood can be flown anywhere in the U.S. or the world. Thank you to the Malverne students and community for their donations.

Sow to Grow

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Davison Avenue has partnered with Crossroads Farm to engage fourth-graders in the farm’s Sow to Grow program. Students learn all aspects of the plant life cycle, as well as the tenets of organic farming, from soil blocking all the way through harvesting of crops. Students recently worked with members from Crossroads Farm to block soil and plant seeds. For the next month, they will care for their seedlings and in April, they will visit the farm to plant their seeds. They will return to the farm one more time in June to harvest their vegetables and prepare a feast with their organic produce.

1,000 Points

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Congratulations to Alexis Lake, who scored her 1,000th point and grabbed her 1,000th rebound in a game on February 6th against Oyster Bay High School. Alexis Lake finished her career with 1,027 points.

Basketball Champs

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Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball Team who won the small school championship last night at Farmingdale State College against East Rockaway High School.

County Champs

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Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Basketball Team on winning the 2018 Nassau County Championship.

Come support the Mules Tuesday, March 6 at Suffolk Community College Brentwood at 7:30pm as they play Center Moriches High School for the Long Island Championship.

Snow Make-Up Schedule

Due to use of snow days, March 23 is now a regular day of school.

Schools will remain closed on March 29, which was previously announced as a regular day of school for snow make-up.

As an alternative to using this day, we will follow the schedule below.

MWD
May 3
School is in session full day. (Early Dismissal Cancelled)
Parent/Teacher Conference Times: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

DAV
April 26
School is in session full day. (Early Dismissal Cancelled)
Parent/Teacher Conference Times: 3:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

HTH
March 8
School is in session full day. (Early Dismissal Cancelled)
Parent/Teacher Conference Times: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

MHS
March 15
School is in session full day. (Early Dismissal Cancelled)
Parent/Teacher Conference Times: 3:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

District Adopts New Mission Statement

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Thursday, April 19, 2018